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Pelete Bite Textile

ca. 1980–89

Plain weave cotton with cut work

70 × 34 in. (177.8 × 86.36 cm)
Gift of Joanne B. Eicher
2017.22.3
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Ijo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Purchased in Nigeria by Joanne Eicher, St. Paul, Minn., by 2017 [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, 2017

Note 1: A sociologist, anthropologist, and international authority in the field of African textiles and the sociocultural aspects of dress, Pelete Bite Textile was purchased by Dr. Joanne Eicher when she was doing field-work in Nigeria, either from local dealers or directly from the weavers. (see accession file)

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.